Don?t like day/date complications? Tell me why

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  • It spoils the purity of the dial

    21 47.73%
  • It's a hassle to set

    18 40.91%
  • It's an ugly hole in the dial

    17 38.64%
  • I donít want/need a date on my watch, thatís what calendars are for

    14 31.82%
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    Donít like day/date complications? Tell me why

    Personally I like a date complication, and preferably a day as well. As well as the convenience of having the extra information to hand I find it makes a watch more interesting to look at, especially blue Saturdays and red Sundays. To me date-free watches just look incomplete.

    But I know a lot of people dislike them and Iím interested to know why. And if one of the options in the poll coincides with your reason please vote.


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    Re: Donít like day/date complications? Tell me why

    On quartz, I like them. On mechanical, I find them a hassle to set. As such, given a choice between a gold Day-Date and a gold Daytona, would have to go Daytona. Also why the Rolex I'm actually aiming for one day is an OP no date.
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    Re: Donít like day/date complications? Tell me why

    Imbalance. That's about it for me.

    Unlike the date, I don't find the day particularly useful so generally it makes a watch look a little worse without adding much use for me.
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    Donít like day/date complications? Tell me why

    They are alright as long as it looks like they belong on the dial, which isn't always the case. Also I generally don't have a need to be reminded what day of the week it is so a day isn't the most useful of functions.


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    Re: Donít like day/date complications? Tell me why

    Quote Originally Posted by paulopiper View Post
    On mechanical, I find them a hassle to set..
    +1

    But I like them anyway..I'm masochistic that way..
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    Re: Donít like day/date complications? Tell me why

    Day date and date only complications can be useful. The standard design can be attractive if the dial is matched to the movement so that the wheels are pushed to the outside of the dial. Many makers of larger watches go the cheap route of using a smaller standard movement and allowing the day date display to push toward dial center.

    Some day and date displays that use pointers can be downright eye catching and useful. An example would be an Oris Complication.

    Finally some watches can be attractive as 3 hand time only designs while other 3 handers can be too plain. Whether the watch works visually depends on how much effort was put into aligning and balancing many features.

    Can't answer your poll because sometimes those features work and sometimes they don't.
    Last edited by John MS; July 2nd, 2016 at 13:36.

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    Re: Donít like day/date complications? Tell me why

    It's a pain to set and everyone knows the day. I prefer watches without dates.
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    Re: Donít like day/date complications? Tell me why

    Quote Originally Posted by John MS View Post
    Day date and day only complications can be useful. The standard design can be attractive if the dial is matched to the movement so that the wheels are pushed to the outside of the dial. Many makers of larger watches go the cheap route of using a smaller standard movement and allowing the day date display to push toward dial center.

    Some day and date displays that use pointers can be downright eye catching and useful. An example would be an Oris Complication.

    Finally some watches can be attractive as 3 hand time only designs while other 3 handers can be too plain. Whether the watch works visually depends on how much effort was put into aligning and balancing many features.

    Can't answer your poll because sometimes those features work and sometimes they don't.
    A thoughtful, interesting answer. Cheers.
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    Re: Donít like day/date complications? Tell me why

    As some have said, it's a hassle to set on a mechanical especially if you swap watches regularly. More than that though - I don't find it useful as I usually know the date and only want to check the time (or time an event).

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    Re: Donít like day/date complications? Tell me why

    I'm not always sure what day of the week it is--but then again I'm not an office nine to fiver--so occasionally I find the day complication useful. I also enjoy setting my watches so I don't feel like it's a hassle.


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